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Tableau Overview | DAL4 RS A3.1 |

What is Tableau? 

Tableau is a data visualisation software which allows you to connect to data, transform then analyse it, using interactive plots to explore that data and then present the insights discovered. Tableau Public and the Tableau desktop are the end user tools where data visualisations or, in short, vizzes are created, to be shared with a wider audience. 

Tableau’s unique selling point lies in the visualisation flexibility and capacity. This tool was designed to utilise an intuitive drag and drop interface and to be endlessly configurable, so that an endless variety of visualisation types can be authored, from simple bar charts to Radial Sunbursts and Sankey plots. Tableau can also be easily lent to the production of polished infographics.  

The product is developed by Tableau Software Ltd, based in Seattle and was founded in 2003; since 2019 the company has been owned by Salesforce. 

Next, let’s learn about the Tableau ecosystem and its products.  

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Welcome to an overview of Tableau. Here, you'll learn about the different Tableau products, the types of data sources it can be connected to and how visualisations in Tableau function. 

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